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Let’s share, for real

EDITORIAL Global capitalism is a wasteful system that produces way too much stuff and uses too much energy shipping that stuff all over world,...

Dear United States: #Jessicastux discrimination shows SF inequality

Dear United States,Yes,  you've found San Francisco out. You've got us. Our city is not the bastion of equality we claim it to be. It's...

SFO director initiates crackdown on unpermitted Uber drivers

San Francisco’s “sharing economy” may be on its way to getting “catalyzed” thanks to this week’s Share Conference, but ridesharing companies also are getting...

Chiu and his allies ramp up their rhetoric, warning of a “war” on techies

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and his campaign for the California Assembly aggressively courted votes and support from the technology community this morning...

Drivers protest fare breaks, fee hikes at Uber HQ

Uber drivers protested the company outside its San Francisco headquarters today, and their complaint was simple: They feel Uber is picking their pockets. "They tricked us!"...

Tech in Transit

Will the gadget-obsessed disruptions of the future abandon the congested streets of San Francisco?

Waiting for transit

People with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to catch a train, bus, or taxi in the Bay Area

Uber files defense in New Year’s Eve death of six-year-old girl

The wrongful death lawsuit against Uber for the New Year's Eve death of six-year-old Sofia Liu moved forward, as Uber filed its defense May...

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two workers

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Bay Area Rapid Transit $210,000 for three "willful/serious" safety violations connected to the death of...

SFBG Wrap, April 9-16

Shrimp Boy is innocent (say his attorneys), Airbnb comes clean, and Ellis Act reform advances

Taxi drivers protest rideshares as government mulls new regulations

Car horns honked and tempers flared as around 30 taxi cabs circled around the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday , protesting what the cabbies...

Insurance Commissioner to CPUC: Tech “rideshare” companies must provide insurance

Rideshare companies must provide their drivers with insurance. That was the gist of a public letter released today from the California Insurance Commission, addressed to...

The hunger

Jonathan Glazer on his eerie, haunting alien tale 'Under the Skin'

Film Listings: April 2 – 8, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Sweet, psyched-out, and dirty

Oakland's violin-wielding Everyone Is Dirty on the band's first full-length. Plus: Wicked Mercies and The She's

Film Listings: March 26 – April 1, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

“Sharing economy” should share its wealth

EDITORIALThe valuation of San Francisco-based technology companies has been skyrocketing, with Airbnb reaching a reported $10 billion last week, Uber at about $3.5 billion,...

Uber’s secret, “proprietary” insurance policy leaked

An anonymous leaker emailed Uber’s previously secreted, hidden insurance plans to the Bay Guardian and a number of taxi industry advocates over the weekend,...

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19Sister Spit at the Elbo Room From slam poetry exploring race and class to literary prose weaving together stories of immigration, blackness, and...

Film Listings: March 19 – 25, 2014

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

Uber announces new insurance policy covering drivers between fares

Controversial tech-ride provider Uber will now expand its insurance for drivers, it announced on its blog today. Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares,"...

Photos of the blaze, as 5-alarm fire roars at China Basin

A 5-alarm fire is raging across structures under construction and other buildings in Mission Bay, at 4th street and China Basin. The San Francisco...